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Ruth G. Body

Ruth G. Body, 83, of Mt. Vernon, died at 8:59 p.m. Nov. 25, 2004, 
at St. Mary’s Good Samaritan Hospital.

She was born March 15, 1921, in Clinton County to Elmer G. and Grace
(Quick) Johnson. She married Clarence W. Body on Aug. 18, 1951 in 
Centralia. He died Nov. 11, 1973.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at First United Methodist 
Church, with burial to follow in Hillcrest Cemetery in Centralia. 
The Rev. David Eadie and the Rev. Billy Hahs will officiate.

Visitation will be between 5 to 8 p.m. on Sunday at First United 
Methodist Church with burial to follow in Hillcrest Cemetery in Centralia.

Mrs. Body earned undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University 
of Illinois. She retired as a school teacher after working as a home 
economics instructor for 38 years at Webber High School in Bluford, 
Olney High School and Mt. Vernon Township High School.

She is survived by her daughters, Peggy Strothman and husband Kurt of 
Mt. Vernon, Becky Deaton and husband Bill of Mt. Vernon, Cindy Vincent 
of Woodlawn and Holly Hunt and husband Bernie of Austin, Texas; 
grandchildren Heather Taylor and husband Jeff of Lexington, Ky., Rob 
Strothman and wife Jessica of Mt. Vernon, Pat Strothman of Mt. Vernon, 
J. Paul Deaton of Mt. Vernon, Mark Deaton of Mt. Vernon, Scott Deaton 
of Mt. Vernon, Christy Cerminn and husband Matt of Columbia, Ill., 
Courtney Vincent of Woodlawn, Oliver and Molly Hunt of Austin, Texas; 
and great grandchildren, Callie and Karsten Taylor, of Lexington, Ky., 
and Preston Strothman of Murray, Ky.

Her parents, husband and two brothers preceded her in death.

Mrs. Body was a member of First United Methodist Church, Jefferson 
County Home Extension, Marth Circle at First United Methodist Church and 
the Jefferson County Retired Teachers Association.

Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church, the United Way 
or the Jefferson County Retired Teachers Scholarship Fund and will be 
accepted at the funeral home or may be mailed to Hughey Funeral Home, 
P.O. Box 721, Mt. Vernon, IL 62864.

For more obituary information, call Hughey Funeral Home at 242-3348 at 
any time.

Mt. Vernon Register News
Submitted by: Kiowana Hayes Ferguson

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